JCougar wrote: robin600 wrote:
JCougar wrote:Can anyone tell me how long it takes to get scholarship info?
Yay! It will come after you fill out the financial aid form! Good luck!
Just had to complete that online. I faxed it in earlier, but it seems that they have lost it. Perhaps that's why I didn't get any scholly info yet.
Does anyone think it's not
insane to take WUSTL at full cost ($44K per year) compared to Wisconsin in-state ($17K/year)? Personally, I think it would be kind of insane to do that. I guess I was kind of sure I'd be getting $10K/year splitter scholly if admitted. Not sure what to think now. Of course something could still be coming from WUSTL.
Jebus thats a big price difference...
54k in tuition (17 + 18 + 19 incl yearly increases) for Wisco vs 132k (42 + 44 + 46 for yearly increases) for WUSTL...all for 9 rankings higher and better but only marginally better placement in midwest and a stronger national arena (but not astronomically stronger...Wisco still places 5-7% in Pacific, 5-7% mid-atlantic, 5-7% NE, etc)
WUSTL clearly has Wisco beat in St Louis, Wisco clearly has WUSTL beat in Milwaukee, and WUSTL is better but not orders of magnitude better for Chicago placement. WUSTL can also get you out of the midwest easier...where is your preference to work? Is it a strong preference? TOUGH decision man...
What is 78,000 dollars worth to you? I might be facing the exact same decision...but it would be Wisco OOS w/ 7k/yr scholly (so 30k/yr) vs WUSTL sticker (if I get in off the waitlist) but those prices are much closer...
I really don't know...but my logic and pocketbook says go to Wisconsin, but the buzz of getting in off a much coveted WL->Accept says go to WUSTL...but I say wait on the buzz (and word on scholly info) and decide as late as possible bc then the excitement from getting off the WL might settle and you might decide Wisco is still a smarter option. When do you have to decide?